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Brown v. Canada (Attorney General) 2017 ONSC 251 – Case Summary

On February 14, 2017, Justice Belobaba of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice released his summary judgment reasons in the Sixties Scoop class action initiated in Ontario. The class action brought on behalf of Sixties Scoop survivors alleged that Canada breached fiduciary and common law duties when it devolved its responsibility over Indian child welfare […]

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Saik’uz First Nation and Stellat’en First Nation v. Rio Tinto Alcan Inc., 2015 BCCA 154 – Case Summary

First Nations seeking to protect their asserted (but yet unproven) Aboriginal title and rights, have now been given the go-ahead by the British Columbia Court of Appeal (“BCCA”) to bring claims against third parties in nuisance and for interference with riparian rights, just as any other Canadian landowner can. In Saik’uz First Nation and Stellat’en […]

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So you’re thinking about intervening…

When a case with the potential to affect First Nations’ title, rights, and interests is proceeding before a court, tribunal or board, clients often ask whether they can intervene and have their voices heard. Interveners play important roles by bringing fresh perspectives and by helping courts understand the broader context of the issues before them. […]

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